Shift in the Mental Image of the Egyptian Army

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/shift-in-the-mental-image-of-the-egyptian-army/ The responses of my Twitter followers as a whole have confirmed that their view of the Egyptian army has completely transformed since July 2013 (the coup d’etat against Egypt’s first democratically elected government). They have also confirmed...

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Egypt’s “Populocracy”

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Nathan W. Toronto Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypts-populocracy-29014 If the protests that began in Egypt on January 25, 2011, resulted in a coup-volution,[1] then what has developed since can only be called a populocracy.[2] The military exploited a genuine popular movement in 2011 to...

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Egypt’s Changing policy in Libya: Opportunities and Challenges

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-changing-policy-in-libya-opportunities-and-challenges/ On December 27, 2020, a high-ranking Egyptian diplomatic and security delegation visited the Libyan capital of Tripoli to hold talks with the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The delegation...

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Egyptian-Russian Naval Exercises in the Black Sea: Strategic Balancing against Turkey?

Source: The Jamestown Foundation Author(s): Ridvan Bari Urcosta Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/egyptian-russian-naval-exercises-in-the-black-sea-strategic-balancing-against-turkey/ In November 2020, Russia and Egypt conducted their first joint naval exercises in the Black Sea. The Bridge of Friendship-2020 naval drills brought the Egyptian Navy to the Black Sea for the first time...

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UAVs and the Abraham Accords: New Horizons for Sinai Peacekeeping

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Assaf Orion Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/uavs-and-abraham-accords-new-horizons-sinai-peacekeeping Replacing manned monitoring missions with drone sorties and inviting Gulf countries to participate would help improve security, reduce America’s burden and risk, decrease costs, and bolster the regional peace...

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Shifting Dynamics of Libyan – Egyptian Relationship: Calculations and Motives

Source: Doha Institute Author(s): Unit for Politial Studies Original Link:  https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/Transformation-in-the-Libyan-Egyptian-Relationship-Calculations-and-Motives.aspx In the first step of its kind since mid-2014, an official Egyptian delegation arrived in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Sunday 27 December 2020. The delegation included Deputy Head...

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Factionalism in the Security Sector: The Dawn of a New Order?

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Kevin Köhler Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/factionalism-security-sector-dawn-new-order-28503 Egypt’s formal political scene is tightly controlled as President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi strives to institutionalize military rule. However, the significant role played by different elements of the...

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The Old and the New in Egyptian Civil-Military Relations

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Risa Brooks Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/old-and-new-egyptian-civil-military-relations-28502 Under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Egyptian military is tightening its grasp on the economy and strangling civilian politics and society — but this is nothing new. Rather...

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Berenice in the Red Sea Rebus: What’s Still Vague in the Egypt-Saudi Alliance

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Eleonora Ardemagni Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/berenice-red-sea-rebus-whats-still-vague-egypt-saudi-alliance-28507 Since 2013, Egypt has been strengthening its naval power: this particularly regards the strategic direction of the Red Sea. In fact, the military declared “strategic zones of...

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Sisi’s Egypt Moves from Military Economy to Family Firm

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Robert Springborg Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/sisis-egypt-moves-military-economy-family-firm-28504 When Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi seized power in 2013, he inherited a military economy under the control of the officer corps and primarily serving its economic interests. He...

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The Army is Not the Winner in Border Battlefields

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Allison McManus Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/army-not-winner-border-battlefields-28505 As Egypt approaches the ten-year anniversary of uprisings against former president Hosni Mubarak, wins and losses of the past decade have come into a clear focus. The military, above all, has emerged as a...

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Matrouh: Egypt’s Linchpin in North Africa and the Mediterranean

Source: Giuseppe Dentice Author(s): Italian Institute for International Political Studies Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/matrouh-egypts-linchpin-north-africa-and-mediterranean-28506 Over the last decade, the deep transformations moving through the broader Mediterranean region have created new opportunities and challenges. The Libyan crisis and the tensions in the...

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